Past Event

Elias String Quartet

1 Feb 2014

String Quartet in C minor Op.18 No. 4
String Quartet in E flat major Op. 74 ‘The Harp’
String Quartet in B flat major Op. 130

As the culmination of its Festival residency, the Elias Quartet’s closing concert spans the extremities of Beethoven’s career as a composer of string quartets. In the early Op. 18 quartet, Beethoven reaches back to material from his younger years. Ten years later, 'The Harp' quartet, named for the jaunty pizzicato (or plucked string) passages in the first movement, is serene testament to his mastery of the form.

The Elias Quartet leaves us at the finale to Beethoven’s career: the Op. 130 quartet is his longest; performed with its original ‘Grosse Fuge’ ending, its depth and complexity provide profound climax of this year’s installment of the Beethoven Project.

Related events

Visual Arts and Film
Past event

Brighton Palermo Remix

In a major Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2012 co-commission, this internationally renowned artist draws connections between Sicilian street festival decoration…

1 Jan 2012
Books and Debate
Past event

5 x 15

Following on from last year’s sell-out event, five speakers from diverse backgrounds and professions battle the clock to tell the story behind their most…

1 Jan 2012
Visual Arts and Film
Past event

Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment

Redgrave won the first of many Oscar nominations for her debut leading film role in Morgan, a bizarre and brilliant portrait of Swinging London and an…

1 Jan 2012